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For Immediate Release
September 11, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper Melanie Locke
(603) 223-4381

Wrong Way Driver/DWI Arrest, Interstate 293 Manchester

On Sunday September 11th, 2016, at approximately 10:44 PM, Trooper Francois of the NH State Police Troop B observed a wrong way driver traveling south on the northbound off ramp of Exit 1 on Interstate 293 in the City of Manchester. Trooper Francois attempted to stop the vehicle but the vehicle continued traveling south in the northbound lane.

Trooper Locke of the NH State Police Troop B was approaching Trooper Francois' location when she observed the wrong way driver traveling directly towards her in her lane of travel. Trooper Locke was able to activate her emergency lights and siren and stop the vehicle. Troopers subsequently determined that the driver of a 2006 Hyundai Elantra was impaired by alcohol as a result of the roadside investigation. The operator of the Hyundai Elantra was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. The operator was identified as Michelle Lee St. Yves, age 48 Manchester, New Hampshire. The vehicle was identified as the following vehicle 2006 Hyundai Elantra, color White.

The vehicle was towed from the scene. The high speed lane was closed and traffic was directed through the right lanes for approximately 20 minutes while the scene was cleared.

St. Yves released on $1,500.00 Personal Recognizance Bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on September 26th, 2016 at 0800 in the Manchester Circuit Court. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Trooper Melanie Locke at NH State Police Troop-B at 223-4381.

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